Eating annoying characters is a running theme throughout the virtual boyfriend's chats.] The virtual boyfriend could have given a straight answer explaining who Chloe and Paige are, but "chose" not to, opting instead to make a joke and not bore the user by dwelling on characters that she does not know.
Up until the "In my tummy" response, which is slightly weird because it answers where they are rather than who they are, the virtual boyfriend would easily pass for a human based on this brief example.
Some responses may appear to be non-sequitur to the user simply because the user does not share the boyfriend's vast database of related facts.
If the user responds with a statement critical of the response, the boyfriend usually provides an appropriate explanation or recovers in a graceful or face-saving manner.
(In a user-posted example, when the human user responds, "Nerd.", the virtual boyfriend embraces the insult/compliment, responding with the tongue out emoticon: "Haha thanks!
The virtual boyfriend's "biology" also appears to exhibit a degree of sexual plasticity.
Other content such as clothing and adornments for the virtual boyfriend can also be purchased.
The boyfriend can also be given a different facial appearance.
The chat engine might also employ lines harvested from human-human chat logs, song lyrics, movies or TV shows.
In April, 2013, a detuned and presumably tamer version of the app, titled Boyfriend Plus, was permitted on Apple's App Store.